Anxiety, Mood Disorders Put Cancer Patients At Risk For PTSD

Monday, May 5, 2008 - 22:21 in Health & Medicine

Breast cancer patients who have a prior history of mood and anxiety disorders are at a much higher risk of experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder following their diagnosis, new research suggests. A study of 74 breast cancer patients at the Ohio State University Medical Center found that 16 percent of them suffered from PTSD 18 months after diagnosis.

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